The subject explores a range of Spanish musical styles from the middle ages to the present day, and their interaction with European and American musical traditions. Topics include aspects of early music, opera and music theatre, concert music, film music, contemporary popular music, flamenco and the guitar in Spanish music. The subject will engage with the music’s creation, dissemination, social contexts and modes of consumption, and will draw on recent scholarship relating to issues of identity, nationalism and exoticism in the musics studied.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should have developed their critical skills, as well as their ability to write on a variety of musical styles and performance contexts associated with Spain. They will have further appreciation of the social contexts of music and its dissemination.
On completion of this subject students should have developed:
a capacity for independent critical thought
an openness to new ideas, knowledge, skills and practices, which provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research